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EVENING EEDGEK-PHIIfADEEPHlXi TUESDAY, " SEPTEMBER 18, WW
AJOR LEAGUE SCLUBS SHOULD PUT BEST LINE-UPS IN FIELD FOfc REMAINDER OF SEASQ
MANAGERS SHOtJLD NOT BE
."ALLOWED TO "PICK A WINNER"
IN CLOSE RACE FOR PENNANT
3os Tinker's Threat to Put Dodgers Out of Race
J- m i 1 mtysus laTs I 1 w ? . a LJ.-.- Ul - .
f! . Cubs Against the Phillies
IT VIB MrTAYrWl ...& mii&I tnsnao.,11. nnS lnt In ).. .-. mnlAH Kaafoa11
leagues to two that his team plays Its very bost ball for tho rest of the season
ad presents the strongest available llno-up for every game nsalnst pennant con
tenders. Trying- out recruits generally Is considered a necessity at this tltno of the
year, but the present season Is one In which the old custom cannot be followed out
without the game suffering;.
Already there have been too many nasty stories published and remarks made
',lr managers and ball players, who should have better sense, and the knockers of
toe national game who always are looking ror something to bear out tho old argu
ment of syndicate ball may have a chance to criticize If certain magnates nnd
managers', particularly the latter, are not bridled.
A. major league manager has no right to come out for one team or another at
this stage of the race, and he shows poor taste In even picking a winner. When a
manager picks a winner In a close pennant race It generally Is a enso of "the wish
feeing father to the thought," and It leaves a bad Impression If his team should
happen to be In a horrible slump and toss away a few ball games to the team he
baa picked to win the pennant.
Once again It Is the National League that Is tho greatest offender. Manager
', Stalling, of the Braves; Tinker, of the Cubs; Ilugglns, of the Cardinals; Matliew-
'') son, of the Beds, and McOraw, of the Giants, have put themselves In the limelight
by "picking a winner," and McQraw and Mathowson do not hesltato to say. that
t tbey, are pulling for WIlbCTt Robinson to pilot the Dodgers to a pennant.
Friendship and Personalities Should Be Forgotten
' "J710RTUNATELY for Matty, the Reds hare given the Dodgers a great battle In
X every game, proving conclusively the deslro to win Is uppermost In the ball
player's mind and that all personal feeling and friendships avo forgotten when the
game begins. But Matty would have been In an unenviable position If the Reds
Jiad booted the ball around nnd permitted the Dodgers to sweep the series with
Does Mr. McQraw know that a fairly large percentage of the fans throughout
tho country are saying that he will not try to defeat the Dodgers unless the Giants
have a possible chance to win the pennant? Docs he also know that the Giants
must continue to play at a dizzy clip or the fans will not be satisfied with the
zplanatton that the team was off form? The reconstructed Giants have proved
l that they are the most powerful team In the National League at the present tlmo,
and the fans will not be satisfied unless McQraw's team gets at least an oven break
1 .with the Dodgers.
Such Is the penalty for talking too much for publicity. The craze for publicity
i Induced the Chicago National League club to hire a theatrical press agent, who
I traveled In advance of the team early in the season. But ho woa not along on this
trip, so Joe Tinker thought ho would get a little publicity by allowing his views on
, tho" pennant race to be published, with the result that he also has put himself In
, a position where he may be the target for abuse from tho fans and scribes.
On the form shown by Alexander, Demaree and Rlxey, the Cubs had virtually
I bo chance to beat tho Phillies any of the games played in the present series, but
I the l'ne-up Tinker presented, after declaring hat ho Intended to put the Dodgers
I out of the race, has given the knockers a chance to knock. The fans preferred to
t aoe tho regular Cub team get the three straight drubbings rather tho.? the misfit
Aggregation presented. , r ", '
Keep Recruits Out of Game
RECRUITS have no place in the llna-up of a team playing against pennant
contenders, but In Tinker's case there Is some excuse, as several of his regular
i players really are crippled. Nothing would have been thought of or said about
I the Cubs work In this city if It had not been for his boast tha. he would put the
I Dodgers out of the running, and It would not be surprising It Robinson's team
gave Tinker the worst showing up he ever has had In the coming series.
Tinker must make good and beat the Dodgers or he will be the laughing-stock
or. the baseball world, and the same Is true of Stalllngs, who Insists that he will
i put the Phillies out of the race. Stalllngs's claim rather amuses the fans, as ho
has been "putting the Phils out of the raco" for two years, but if one looks up tho
1915 and 1916 records he will find that the Braves have been outplayed, outgamed
1 and outclassed by the Phillies.
J Moron's team does not need any help in the pennant race. It is today one
, box score back of the Dodgers and In better shape for the finish, despite the slump
f against New York and St. Louis. Local fans are convinced that the Phillies are
the better team, thatthey play more up-to-date ball and have the fighting spirit
' to carry them through, and nothing would please them hotter than to have the
' two teama start the final series of the season on even terms.
No manager In the game ever carried himself straighter than Connie Mack,
, and some critics accused him of playing favorites In a pennant race a few years
(ago, so. It is not hard to see that several National and one American League
manager may have a lot of explaining to do to the home fans after the present
eason, unless the breaks are running even.
Cuba Give Weird Exhibition
YESTERDAY'S exhibition of the Cubs was one of the most weird shown by a
major league team in thla city In several seasons. Tinker's team did not make
'so many errors of commission, but they counted heavily for the champions.
Errors of commission or omission figured in the scoring of all the Phllly runs,
j and the exhibition In the eighth Inning would not have done credit to a scholastic
1 The Cubs, with a combination of near-star veterans and a sprinkling of re
crults, went completely to pieces In this Inning. They tried as hard as It Is
possible for a ball player to try, but the poor battery work so upset the other
players that the Phillies tallied four runs on one hit, which was a high fly that
fell safely In short left. Fans who did not appreciate burlesque baseball left the
field In disgust.
I When the present season started it was thought that the Cubs surely
(would be pennant contenders, and perhaps they may In 1817, as the recruits
j shown by Tinker have a great deal of natural ability, but Mack's team at Its
worst this season looked better than the Cubs have In the present series. The
Mackmen fought all the time and lost because they did not have the experience
land the natural ability was not developed, but this is more than 'can be said
about Tinker's team.
There la an unusual amount of natural strength In the Cub team, and Tinker
I nay strike the proper combination next season, but just at present his team
j seems to be weaker than It was when the season opened. Ho apparently has the
j pitchers, hitters and quick thinkers, but the resulta are not being produced.
Phillies Are Out of Slump
fTtHB Phillies gave another fast, snappy exhibition, and had all of the ginger
JLthat was notlceablo in the Brooklyn aeries. Some may be Inclined to attribute
this to tho weakness of the Cubs, and the fact that Moran'a men felt so certain
of victory, but we are Inclined to believe that the slump wl' not make Its ap
pearance again this season. Moran'a team Is now ready for tho homestretch,
IWtth every man in perfect physical condition and four pitchers capable of taking
their regular turn If needed.
After Bpp Rlxey had been batted out of tho box by New York and St. Louis.
the fans feared that he was cracking under the strain, but the lanky Virginian
jeoxea as gooa yesieraay as ai any time inn season, ii me same tiling had hap.
' rest of the season, but it 1 a different .Rlxey thla season.
Rlxey has the confidence and fighting spirit, and where ho once feared
"riding" .ana aefcat he u now one or tue gamest men on Moran'a team. Rlxey
ta ready to go to the mound every other day If necessary, and If he does the
fajM Ja rest assured that It will not be the gtantjiouthpaw's fault If the Phils fall
to widths pennant.
Ttmsm Steele gave another brilliant exhibition at third base, After playing
mseMowe tea In the early part of the season, and allowing drives that he
i swoilursi Jh If IE to get away at critical stages, Stock has recovered bis 116
,fer awl fathers la a better third baseman In either league at tho present time,
Var am tbaa the chunky Phllly atar, we have not seen him perform here thU
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RTDR SURROUNDS SELECTIONS
OF WINNERS IN BIG LEAGUE
PENNANT RACES WITH AN I
The Dope Has Been Upset So Consistently y
Year-That Noted Untie Kefrains
From Naming the Victors
By GIMNTLAND RICE
The Pennant Muddle
"Weaticard the ttar of empire take U
Wettxcard'the Ttftrs and the White Sox
But In the East, ushtre still the teHd fan
Reel on the Robins, Phillies and the Braves.
IN POLO MATCH
Philadelphia and New York
Mounts Are Best in the
CONTEST HERE TOMORROW
On hundred thousand dollars' worth of
horseflesh will be used In a single sport
ing event at the Philadelphia Country Club
tomorrow At 3 o'clock the thorough
bred mounts uhlch are to carry the
winners and losers in the .semifinal polo
match for the lnterclrcult championship
will be paraded before the grand etand prior
to galloping Into contest. There will be
more than forty of the fleetest thorough
breds to reel off furlongs you oer saw. One
might safely say they represent the pick of
The Meadow Brook Club string from
Westbury, L. I., which la to be used by tho
Eastern Circuit team, arrived at the Country
Club yesterday. These mounts are to be
ridden by Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., J. Wat
son Webb, Malcolm Stevenson and De
ereux Mllburn. a quartet carrying twenty
eight goals. The twenty-four thoroughbreds
represent the pick of Harry I'ayne Whit
ney's string and several of Lord Wlmborne's
international mounts the fleet mounts
which figured no prominently In carrying
the cup back to Kngland two years ago last
June. In aluo they represent more than
Ilox stall accommodations were provided
for them at the Country Club, and a half
dozen grooms and a score of stable boya set
to work Immediately on the arrival to make
the blooded stock comfortable. This morn
ing they will be Umbered up. by a series of
half-mile dashes on the turf, while several
whloh .took, on a bit of flesh since leaving
Long Island will be galloped for the length
of a period, seven and one-half minutes, to
Insure "their wind" being right. No baby
In a millionaire's nursery over received more
careful attention than this btrlng of polo
mounts. They are bathed, massaged, blank
eted and put to bed the same as a child.
ANOTHER YOUTH ADDS NAME
TO LOCAL SCROLL OF FAME
BY WINNING GOLF TOURNEY
son Takes Classic Cup
From Veterans Some
Letter From a Fan
Sir 1Vht kind of portmaimhlp la It that
on. of our aft.rnoon contemporaries la ahowlnr
In pannlnr tba AthUtlca Any after day? Zery
one reallzea that the team la not sooj now. but
tho fans nnd putllo are Indulsent nouili to
vralt until Connie bullda up another machine,
especially aa the town already has been glutted
by him with world beater.. Goodness knowa
wo had to wait Ion enough for tbe Phillies
to come to life. And think of anybody sneer
ing at a sterling; pitcher like Jo. Buab, as wna
done last (Kliday) eenlns; In the afureBald
contemporary, what would torn of the pres
ent contenders elve for Joe', .enlcea at thla
junctureT A kind's ranttom, maybe.
It la certainly only a tin horn "sport" who
knocks the underdog In any race, and It comes
with particularly had truce to pan the A's
In Philadelphia. They used to say In New
York and around the ctrcult when the team
was spoken of: "Oh, that's the bunch that
beats up tbe Phillies In th sprlnr. the Ulanta
In th. fall, and the American Learus the rest
of the time."
Orantland nice, In the Etbmiko LinoKR, re
cently declared that the real teat of a champlon-
baaeball team waa
lr that la au. tnen
lean l,eaaie has set a mark that the present
Well. If that I
Its ability to rnitpat.
bo. then the Philadelphia Amer-
m ( n mark that the T)f-nnf
crop of srogsy aspirants will shoot at for many
The Athlstlcs still hara a host of loyal sun.
porters In the old town, and It makes their sorve
rise to read so much knocking from the same
Quarter all the time .
A FAN WHO RKACS 'Ell ALU
September 16. 1910.
Mnrston to Meet Lewis
MANCHESTER. Vt.. 8ept. 1. Paul Hunter,
of Midlothian, will meet II. Wentworth. of New
Bedford, and Max R, Marston, of Baltuscol, will
contend with It. M. Lewis, of Kldtefleld; In the
semifinal round of the annual solf tournament
for the Kqulnox Cup today.
By SANDY McNIBLICK
PHIL COItSON" set a large silver replica
of the St. Martin's Cup on his mantel
piece at home today, slicked up his curls
by his reflection on its shining surface and
took his place) among the rest of the youth
ful "fence busters" In local golf clrcle.iArho
havo been Impressing on the public lately
that golf Is not an "old man's game."
lie makes one more youngster still In his
teens who must henceforth be reckoned
with In local tournaments.
The setentecn-year-old Haverford sopho
more von tho cup from a ery fast field
after being only one stroke away from
winning the medal In the qualifying round.
He had to sustain his golf at a high point
for five days in order to break through.
In the finals yesterday Corson was called
upon to stnek up with Itobert Weir, a cray
halred Wilmington veteran, whose chances
in the amateur championship at Merlon
were kindly looked upon by many of the
gathering. But Corson .got Weir dormle
four and ran out the match on the six
First Big Win
The first one of the gallery to shake
his hand was his white-haired father, and
after that his tiny brother Italph, who tod
dled all around the course at the heels of
hli "big" brother.
It la .the first scheduled tournament that
young- Corson has non, though he has won
lower flights before. He has a Bala and
Phllmont trophy. Last year he was tied
for the medal at the Chlcket Club In tho
St. Martin's with Harold Kltson.
Each had a seventy-eight. On the play
off of eighteen holes Kltson had Corson
by one stroke to the eighteenth tee. It
looked like a, victory for Kltson when Cor
son could not land the green. But Corson
was not through "by a long shot."
He ran up a chip shot from off the green
on such a beautiful line that It went ker
plump In the cup. and there was another
tie for the medal. On the next round of
eighteen holes Kltson went all to pieces
and Corson had an easy win after flfty
four holes of very fast golf.
Corson beat players like Edward Clarey,
the Woodbury star, In the present tourney
by five and four, which shows tho brand
of golf he Is playing.
By the Dozen
Norman Maxwell, nineteen years oldyls
another of ther clty youngsters whols
making a great name for himself on the
golf links. Meredith Jack, the junior ctmm-
and Today's Tee Talk'
First round of match play In sltlh p""""!
nomen's Initiation tourney for the "'!"
ellyn Tup, IS holes, nt llunllncdon alley
Conntrr Cluh. oblr, r. . . , .
. Klshteen boles at medal play at clnb
handicaps, Arsnlmlnk. for women members
who have failed to nln n prlie all season.
first round or mitten play tor tue weiurn
Qualifying round for women's club Cham-
rilonshlp ar Iladdon tountry Lltih. Klcbtren
loirs medal play. Twn Hunts to qualify, tint
eltht for championship, second eight for con
When the left foot Is souarely on thn
ground In the process of the ton srd part of
the drtTlng swing, the rlrht knee should
begin knuckling to the left nnd the rlsht
hrrl should rise allthtly. The right foot
should balance llrrolr on the Inside edge of
the foot. The left elbow points to the hole
and the right elbow Is tucked In iignlnst the
With the concnsslon the club should be
Jlven that snappy movement which all pro
esslonals have, so necessary for extra
yardage off the tee.
"IPAo'K toln tcfto'll
This selfsame query nurfled nt mv eor;
Uut being cagrv In the off-side tchlff,
t menfton oil surrounded by the IF.
Oft have I picked this club or that to
Oft have l lamped the error of my teai;
For when at one large bouquets I tcou'd
The rlfjonaflott teas an Awful Thing.
And so today I watch them fall 6"r rise.
Nor show the semblance of a faint surprise;
And when I'm nicked by over-eager dubs.
My answer The Standing of the Clubs.
The Off Acuta Champs
For what F. 1. A. has termed the Fln
negln Club, the Out lAgln, In Agin, The
On Agin. Clone Agin Champs, the Giants are
ent'Ued to full membership for life.
5hey started the season. Judging by re
sults, as the worst club in the league ; then
they were tho best: then they were the
worst again and then, dow'n the last
stretch of tho race what more natural than
they Bhould once more be the best?
As a result of this lop-sided endeavor
the National League Is In tho freak posi
tion of having tho strongest machine In the
circuit dangling In fourth place.
As the situation now stands, with the ad
dition of one or two good young pitchers
the Giants should romp home next year.
But why attempt to dope a 1917 finish
when the 1916 affair, only two weeks from
tho finish. Is entirely too complex for any
Maybe; Also Perhaps
Sir Is not your honest conviction that
If Jack Barry had not been Injured and
Maranvllle had not been hurt tbtf Braves
and Bed Sox would have the two flags
sewed up? Back Bay.
But there Is no way to figure In such In
cidents, accidents being a natural
or the feverish pastlrn, Ths TMf
not so far from ths top. Whera
they bo If Bill Donovan had only ha
stars crippled In Dlaca of im
And the Mackmen might havo lost ,
101 games to this point It Watlr agS.
wisely naa retrained from Jammini2i
hean ntralnst the mlanA. "lnf w,.
D. L. II. Hans Wagner has btt,a in.
a greater number of years thtn an esSS
his- lacru hall nlnver II.-.. . . ' "
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Who Should Know-
Sir In putting. Is It best to plrUrttsi
onrjoslto tho right foot nr .l TV?3
-:.;-..- - ""
Nearer the left toot, according -. iv. .
terns of Walter J. Travis and J..
Travers, who have come fairly eta!
sinaing ineir snare oi putts. u
If tho Mackmen beat Washington IsskJi
record of 113 sramea for rm .... ' " sa
Nine of Least Resistance at last wa 1
...w.. , .u.u, ueuaio.
plon, of Philadelphia, was one-of the flo
Quakers to qualify In the national touirey
There are about a dozen other young
sters who are bound to be seriously heard
from In golf zones before many more than
tivehe months hate unfolded.
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ytkm ths K baa tWckoneX Cwnlo drafted four infleldera and then canceled' the
ThHm, Wst ha put a let of names In to make sure of one, and did he get the one
''-, t bM the ceslus got an idea, that ho Is going- to be in the race and
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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3.30 P. M.
EASTERN CIRCUIT uaCp,
No. 1. Thos llltcbcock, Jr j r4
No. 3. J, Watson Webb 7
No. S. Malcolm Bteienson,, 8
llack. Uevereux Mllburn,., ., V
Totsl , 'si
vs. SOUTHERN CIRCUIT jMcp.
Ko, 1. A. J Drexel Paul ,,., 2
No. H. K. W. Hopping , 0
No. 8. Alssander llrown..,,. ,. ft
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